Recent reports say that Gordon Sondland was recalled as the US’s ambassador to the European Union on Friday.
Sondland was the 2nd witness who testified against President Trump in last year’s impeachment hearings to be dismissed from his position yesterday.
“I was advised today that the President intends to recall me effective immediately as United States Ambassador to the European Union,” Sondland said in a statement.
Earlier on Friday, the White House ousted Alexander Vindman, who was the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council (NSC).
Vindman’s impeachment testimony enraged President Trump and sparked harsh blow-back from his allies — including allegations of dual loyalty to Ukraine. Vindman’s brother Lt. Col. Yevgeny Vindman was also ousted from his role as a senior lawyer and ethics official on the NSC.
President Trump is said to set in motion a staff shake-up after senators cleared him in the impeachment case on Wednesday, as reported by BBC.
As he was leaving the executive mansion on Friday for North Carolina, President Trump told reporters: “I’m not happy with him [Lt Col Vindman].”
“You think I’m supposed to be happy with him? I’m not.” The President has so far not commented further.